Friuli in the northeast of Italy is an ideal region for growing white wine grapes like Pinot Grigio. It is protected by the Alps to the north and receives the sea breeze from the Adriatic Sea in the south. The favorable conditions were known even in Roman times when the region was devoted to winemaking.

The gravelly, sandy subsoil of Friuli forces the roots of the vine to grow deep into the earth in search of water. As the vine struggles, its fruit grows richer, resulting in full, well-structured wine with remarkable minerality. Select handpicked grapes of optimum ripeness are gently pressed immediately after harvest and undergo a cold-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks. As there is no malolactic fermentation or oak aging, the finished wine is a beautifully pure expression of the Pinot Grigio grape.

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2022 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2022 vintage surpassed expectations in both quantity and quality despite a summer drought. The high temperatures brought the harvest forward by a week in the Grave and two weeks in the Collio. The lack of water was mitigated by investments in irrigation systems. Pighin is converting all Collio and eventually Grave vineyards to a micronized drip systems that reduces the use of water and energy compared to the rain system. The quality of the grapes from this harvest is similar to that obtained in the best vintages.
Tasting Note
Straw yellow in color with light amber tints. The aroma is fruity and floral with notes of banana, pineapple, and wisteria blossoms. This wine is dry with great body and balance.
Food Pairing
Vegetable dishes, seafood, grilled chicken, and delicate cheese
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Grigio
PH: 3.3
ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l
ABV: 13%
Unique Selling Points
  • A pure expression of Pinot Grigio - no malolactic fermentation or oak contact
  • Estate grown and bottled
  • Certified sustainable (by SQNPI and Global GAP), gluten-free
  • A versatile wine - enjoy with seafood, white meats, soft cheese or on its own

About the Grape

Pinot Grigio
This grape makes fresh, crisp, charming wines with apple, pear, almond and acacia flower aromas and clean, stone fruit flavors, or creamy, honeyed wines with spice, blossom and mineral aromas.
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